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Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
"Wu du" (original title)

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A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of whom he taught a unique and special style of kung-fu to: The Centipede, Snake, Scorpion... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sheng Chiang ...
Philip Kwok ...
He Yuan-xin, Gecko / Lizard (as Kuo Chui)
Feng Lu ...
Pai Wei ...
Chien Sun ...
Meng Lo ...
Lung Wei Wang ...
Judge
Feng Ku ...
Shu Pei Sun
Huang-Hsi Liu
Lao Shen
Hui Huang Lin
Ching Ho Wang
Han Chen Wang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Szu-Ying Chien
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A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of whom he taught a unique and special style of kung-fu to: The Centipede, Snake, Scorpion, Lizard, and Toad (hence the title). His final student, who knows a little of each style must team up with one of the other good students to destroy the evil ones if there are any. Greed and treachery ensue as the student discovers that some of the students are indeed evil. But which one can he trust enough to team up with? Written by Ken McCary <kmccary@amaroq.ces.ncsu.edu>

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Five Complete Strangers, The Perfect Inheirtence Treasure, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? See more »

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12 August 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

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Five Deadly Venoms  »

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Trivia

Although promoted under the title "The Five Deadly Venoms," some English dubbed prints shown in the U.S. are actually titled simply "Five Venoms." See more »

Goofs

When the the teacher's final student introduces himself to the Lizard, he refers to himself as number four when he is actually number 6. This surely is a goof with the dubbing. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Yang Tieh: And that damn judge ought to pay as well!
He Yuan-xin, Gecko: All judges are the same. If we kill him, the next one may be worse, and we can't kill them all. We better carry on the teacher's orders, find the money, use it well, and try to atone for the clan's crimes.
Yang Tieh: Pay its debts?
He Yuan-xin, Gecko: Yes, you're right!
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Whole lotta fun!
3 June 2004 | by (Beantown) – See all my reviews

Well, I must say that this was one hell of a fun movie. Despite the fact that the dubbing was pretty cheesy, and there were some odd moments where the film seemed to turn dark blue for no apparent reason, I was not disappointed. The story was actually pretty interesting: the last member of the Poison Clan must track down the other five members and discover who among them is using their skills for evil, and who is using them for good. The catch being that during training, all of the clan were masked, and all have since returned to society in disguise and changed their names.

The fights are a joy to watch, as each member of the Poison Clan has a different fighting style: toad (my favorite), snake, scorpion, lizard, and centipede. The fight scenes have the actors jumping all over the place, and thankfully the camera stays planted and uses a wide enough shot so you can clearly see all of the action.

The one drawback to the movie is that the story tends to drag a bit in the first half up until the first fight sequence. But stick with it, and you won't be disappointed!


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